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01-21-2013, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by theotis77 View Post
Also, almost everything we buy in the store except fresh vegetables and meats, are loaded with sugars, because its a cheap preservative with all the government subsidies on corn. Seriously, next time you're in the store, try and find a packaged food that DOESN'T have some form of sugar or HFCS in it.

This is a relatively recent phenomenon (since the 70s, really) and also happens to coincide with the rise of obesity. We made our food cheap by making it cheaply store-able, but also made it really bad for us.
Fun fact: It was made cheap because the US massively subsidized corn farmers to the point where they were overproducing corn. HFCS was mass produced to use up the surplus and justify the continued farm subsidies.

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